Target getting the Acer Iconia Tab?

The folks over at androidcentral have stumbled upon some interesting news. A non retail, working display model of the tablet has been sent to Target. The picture shows that the supposed release date might be May 15. Knowing you can get them for $450 at Best Buy, does anyone else think a pricing war could be in the near future? A lot of vendors are already doing this with phones,  perhaps tablet will be next? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

[via androidcentral]

@BestBuyMobile says: Free Phone Friday is here!

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This morning at 10:46 am EST @BestBuyMobile announce via Twitter that today (and Saturday) is Free Phone day.  They’re Twitter account, points you to the Best Buy page where you can order one of these free phones. The Android phones listed at $0.00 are a Samsung Fascinate (Black or White) for Verizon and a Samsung Captivate for AT&T. Oh yea, there’s a couple BlackBerry Curves as well, but who really wants a Blackberry?

Anyway, this could potentially be a good deal for someone that is considering a move to VZW or AT&T, as a new 2yr contract is required. See the tweet below:

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Amazon Releases ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, Sells Out in a Matter of Minutes

If you’ve been excited about the launch of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer…well, you apparently weren’t the only one, and we hope you’ve already grabbed yours.  Amazon made the Transformer available for sale in the US early this morning…and was sold out within just a few minutes.  Likewise, Target lists it as “unavailable” and BestBuy.com already has it showing up as “backordered.”  We don’t know how many were made available for this first-round release, but apparently it was not enough to meet the demand for the product.

Honestly, this isn’t that surprising, given that it’s basically a Honeycomb tablet that docks onto a keyboard to make a nice laptop-like device when you want that experience.  It’s a very cool device concept, and it’s priced at a VERY competitive $399.  That is, if you can find one.

Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted.

[via engadget]

Best Buy has Samsung Nexus S 4G available online – no shipping date.

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We’ve been told in the past that the Samsung Nexus S 4G should have been available by now, but alas, the dates given have passed us by. Fear not Nexus S 4G consumers, for Best Buy is allowing you to order the Samsung Nexus S 4G at $199.99 with a new two year contract via their website, even though they haven’t given any clear shipping dates. Either that or you could buy it without a contract for a mere and measly $699.99! If you fear they may fly from the shelves before you can grab one, this may appeal to you.

Just for good measure, here’s the long list of amazing features this Google experienced device will have within;

  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • gyroscope sensor to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
  • 16GB Internal Memory (ROM)/512MB (RAM)
  • Wi-Fi® – 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • Integrated GPS
  • 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and camcorder and front-facing VGA camera

Are you interested?

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The Toshiba Tablet coming soon to Best Buy

Best Buy has set up a webpage showing the specifications for their upcoming exclusive Toshiba tablet. Will there be a name for this tablet? For now Best Buy is calling it The Toshiba Tablet.

We have known about this device since January, and we are still waiting for the release date and pricing. For now we will have to settle for “coming soon.”

The Toshiba Tablet runs on Honeycomb and features a 10.1-inch 1280×800 display, front and rear-facing cameras, HDMI out, USB 2.0, and a full-sized SD card slot. This will be the first Android tablet to have a user-replaceable battery.

You can see a video of The Toshiba Tablet here.

[via bestbuy]

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Tablet, Pre-order at Best Buy

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Yes, looks like there is a new tablet we can all drool over and now pre-order. This one in particular from Acer comes outfitted with the following:

  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • 1.0GHz NVIDIA Tegra Processor
  • 10.1″ Display
  • 1280×800 LCD screen
  • 1GB Memory, 16GB Hard Drive
  • WiFi-only, and more.

Sounds nifty, ‘eh? Sure does. With the different tablets coming out, this new Acer Iconia Tab A500 looks to fit in just fine, and will give the competition a run for its money. The official price of this device has been set at $449.99 and can be pre-ordered at Best Buy.

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Official ASUS Eee Pad Transformer website goes live with full specs

If you are looking to buy a tablet, you cannot tell me that you are not intrigued about the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. If you haven’t heard about it yet, it is a 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet with a NVIDIA dual core processsor. What makes it intriguing is that it has a physical keyboard dock. We have heard rumors about it being released on Amazon and at Best Buy next month for a price of $499.00. If this holds true, this might be the best Android tablet out there.

We have known about the Transformer for some time now, but they have officially released the full specifications.


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Best Buy Connect supporting 4G Service and devices through Clearwire WiMAX

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It may have been a long time coming, but Best Buy Connect is now officially carrying and supporting 4G devices and services via Clearwire WiMAX. Now you’ll be able to check out all kinds of devices at Best Buy as they now carry over 20 different WiMAX devices. I’m starting to wonder where they’re finding the room at the Best Buy Mobile area to display all these devices!

Signing up for one of these through Best Buy Connect will cost you $45 in the US on a month – month basis or a 2 year contract, whichever flavor of 4G you like. If you go with the 2 year contract however, you’ll get  “up to $150″ hardware subsidy and the $35 activation fee waved, if you go month to month, you’ll pay to activate.


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Motorola Xoom Canada pre-order pages live at Best Buy and Future Shop

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The Motorola Xoom is making its way across the border to Canada, and pre-order pages went live for both Best Buy and Future Shop online. If you’ve been holding out for a great tablet in Canada, you’re not going to find much of a better one from the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi model.

The Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi has 32GB storage, microSD support, wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n at a full 100Mbps data transfer rate. It also has the NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz processor, 5mp camera on the back, 2mp camera on the front, all running Android 3.0. The tablet will only run you $599.99 at either Best Buy or Future Shop, and shows it should be delivered to your location by April 15th 2011. Not too shabby eh?

[via mobileattack]

Pre-order your Wi-Fi Motorola XOOM at Costco for $589 with a free case

For those of you that are members of Costco, you can order the Motorola XOOM for $589. That is $10 cheaper then anywhere else plus a free gel case is included.  The downside is shipping will not begin until April 1.

The XOOM is expected to be available at Best Buy, Radio Shack, Staples, Walmart, and Amazon on March 27 for $10 more ($599). It is also rumored that select Sam’s Clubs will also carry the XOOM for $539. If that price holds up it will be an amazing deal. I personally will be surprised if Sam’s Club goes that low but we will let you know when more information is available. Hit the source link for more information or to place your order.

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